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How much bromelain should you take?

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There is no standard dose for bromelain. For swelling, some experts have recommended a range of 80 milligrams to 320 milligrams of extract taken two to three times daily. One or two 200-milligram bromelain tablets are used for knee pain. Ask your health care provider for advice.

Bromelain might work best when taken without food.

From: Bromelain (Bromelin) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Bromelain.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Bromelain.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Bromelain.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Bromelain.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Bromelain.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Bromelain.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

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